Based on a true story, "Hustlers" also stars Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo, Usher and many more Hollywood hotties!
Cardi B has never been shy about her career as a stripper before making it big in the rap game, but most of her fans have never seen that side of her. That's all about to change as Cardi is just one of the big names getting loose in the hotly-anticipated "Hustlers" film.
Teased with various set and costuming photographs from Cardi's Instagram, as well as co-star Jennifer Lopez and others, fans have been eager to see more of this provocative new drama set to hit theaters this fall. And finally, STX Entertainment has let it rain with our first look at "Hustlers" in action with the film's first trailer.
On display are J..Lo and Cardi alongside fellow stars Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo, Usher and so many more familiar faces it's practically a who's who of who's hot in Hollywood.
And they are very hot, with Lopez leading the pack as the leader of this daring group of powerful women. Lopez trained extensively how to pole dance, calling it one of the most difficult things she's ever done. But all that work clearly paid off as she looks incredible in the film, toned and powerful.
"When I was a kid I always wanted to work with animals," Lopez's Ramona says in the first-look trailer. "I was close."
Based on a New York Magazine article by Jessica Pressler, the film tells the true story of a group of former strippers who come together to pull off the most unexpected gamble of their lives, taking on some of their high-dollar clients from Wall Street and essentially robbing the rich in the wake of the financial collapse to give to the poor ... themselves!
"Hardworking people lost everything," Ramona is seen lamenting to her friends. "And not one of these douchebags went to jail." And thus began the idea to get a little revenge and take a piece of it back from all these high-rollers who played with everyone else's money.
We get a few clips of the girls pulling off their various scams, putting their acting skills to the test and reveling in all the hard-earned dough they're effectively stealing back ... until it all starts to go wrong.
Thew whole thing looks like a lot of fun and a bit of catharsis for all those who suffered in the financial crisis. Sure, it's not going to change what happened, but it still feels good to see some of the (fictionalized versions of the) culprits get theirs.
"Hustlers" drops in theaters on September 13.